Events, meetings, conferences and trainings

FIDELIO aims to train the next generation of scientists in order to tackle the challenges of diabetic bone disease from various angles and with the newest technologies available. Interdisciplinary training, intersectoral exchange and implementation of innovative approaches are the key. The training programme and experience of different international research environments cuts across traditional data and life sciences silos. The emphasis on translational research will support new collaborations between academics, the (bio)technology and health sector.


All ESRs will participate in network-wide meetings/events designed to complement the local research training of young researchers. These Meetings will be arranged so that each provides: courses on relevant research issues, presentation of the fellows‘ work and complementary skills/training.

Online Professional Development Programme


  • Effective working with supervisors, peers and collaborators (3rd March)
  • Collaboration masterclass (28th April)
  • Research leadership, creativity and innovation (30th June)
  • Public and patient engagement (6th October)
  • Further mastery in research presentation (TBC)

Course programm

External participants welcome!

We offer a total of 5 places for external PhD students. Please register until 22 February 2021  via the Scientific Inquiries form on the Contact page. Applicants must provide a letter from their supervisor to confirm that they commit to the whole programme and have funds to pay the registration fee. Please be aware that for administrative reasons we do not accept registrations for individual courses of the programme.

VOX Coaching workshop



Fundamentals of mechanical testing and computational modelling of bone

UKE, Hamburg, Germany

To be confirmed.

#7 Basics of RNA isolation using spin column-based extraction kits

Location: Qiagen, Hilden, Germany
Date: To be confirmed.

This 2 day workshop we will outline the complete workflow from samples collection, nucleic acid extraction as well as downstream analysis. During the workshop we will cover the necessity of stabilization, the right choice of the extraction method and the requirements for the downstream analysis. It will also include a practical approach for miRNA isolation and downstream analysis.

Mid Term Meeting


May 5, 2021

Monthly Webinar Series

Each month, FIDELIO offers hour-long webinars on topics of key interest to mainly Fidelio ESRs in nonformal settings to expand the scope of knowledge of the programme.

FIDELIO webinars are open to all, with registration. To register, please send us a message through our contact form, including your email address and organisation, if applicable.


Want to join in? Register here.

Cracking Bone:  High-Resolution Imaging meets Computational Mechanics

Speaker: Caitlyn Collins, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 CET

Significant gaps remain in our understanding of the effects of aging and disease on bone mechanical and material properties. These gaps compromise the reliability of clinical techniques used in assessing bone integrity and individualized pre- and post-operative treatment planning. In recent years, there has been a shift in focus towards advancing computational models for the characterisation of tissue-​ and cell-​level biomechanical properties of bone. This webinar will introduce ITN students to imaging and computational methods which enable monitoring of local changes in the bone microstructure over time and bone mechanoregulation.

To be announced

Speaker: Martina Rauner, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus at TU Dresden
Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 CET

Synopsis of webinar to be updated.

Webinar Recordings

For more videos, visit our youtube channel.

Pathophysiology of diabetic bone disease

Speaker: Richard Eastell, University of Sheffield
Date: January 2021

Register based research – from bench to bedside, the power of big data on public and personal health

Speaker: Andrea Burden (ETH), Peter Vestergaard (STENO)
Date: November 2020

Bioenergetics, mitochondria and diabetes

Speaker: Dr. Paula Fernandez Guerra, SDU
Date: October 2020